Tabletop Ribbon Trees { A Holiday Tutorial }

ribbon trees


I am so excited to share our tabletop ribbon tree tutorial with you today! They are  beautiful and can take you from now, right through the holidays { how great is that! }! The ribbon trees are so versatile, they can be made in any color combination or size you choose.  Today we are showing you the tall, super shiny, and glittery tree in the middle!  

Ribbon Tree Tutorial 

ribbon tree supplies
Supplies Needed:

18″ styrofoam cone
10 yard roll of 2 inch wired ribbon
acorn finial cap and glitter
glue gun and lots of glue sticks!
ribbon Tree cut 3
The first thing that you want to do, is cut your ribbon strips.  I cut mine about two inches long and alternate cuts.  First, I cut straight and then I cut wavy, that way each piece looks similar to this and you don’t have to trim anything.  Just go ahead and do the whole roll.
ribbon Tree glue 2ribbon Tree glue 3
Once you get the feeling back in your fingers, you will start gluing on your strips {straight edge on top}.  I like to put a little hot glue on the edge of the cone, just big enough for each piece.  Continue going around until you have the first ring completed.  If you have a smaller opening, just glue it on top of the other ribbons.  Make sure they are all the same height!
ribbon Tree glue 4
Now you will move on to the next row.  Just start about an inch up and complete the ring just like before.  Continue until you are about 3 inches from the top. {See picture below}… 
ribbon Tree top r glue ribbon Tree top glue
Here you want to go ahead and cover the top.  Dab hot glue on the tip of the cone and place a piece of ribbon on top.  You may want to glue it down on the sides a little, as well. 
ribbon Tree done no topper
Finish gluing the ribbon around from where you left off before and go all the way to the top making sure to match the edge to the top of the cone.  
ribbon Tree fluff
Time to fluff the edges and get this looking like a tree!  I start at the bottom and just pull each piece at the end to flip them up a little.  No exact science here…just make it how you like it! 
ribbon Tree finished
The final step is to glitter your acorn finial and glue it to the top of the tree.  Now you are all done! 

I’ll be back this weekend to show you more examples of these ribbon trees!!  They are so elegant and make such a statement for the holidays!


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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. says

    Cool. Great variety to the other ribbon trees you see out there. Enjoying your blog.

    Becoming a follower to keep up on your other great ideas.

    If you get a chance sometime you’ll have to stop by my blog.


  2. says

    Great tutorial. These trees are beautiful. Thanks for sharing I found you on craft envy link party. I love those link parties. My recent post ids a giveaway so I wanted to be polite and refrain from linking up to it. I am new and hoping the giveaways help me get some visitors. I am giving away a DIY mosaic mirror kit. I would love for you to come and check it out.

  3. says

    I really like your blog. I am your newest follower!! I am new to blogger, but am excited to share my New boutique that is coming soon with the latest trends on clothing at affordable prices. I also will be selling Mineral Makeup. I will be giving a lot of free giveaways here shortly for our grand opening! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow me back and like my facebook… And Look out for free giveaways on makeup and clothing :)

    -B. Haven

  4. says

    Awesome! Love the sparkle they add to any Christmas decor! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!

  5. says

    Hi Trish and Bonnie, your ribbon Christmas trees are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing these. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  6. says

    I think I gasped when I saw these — they are so pretty! I am running over right now to post a link from our StyroCraft Facebook page. (I linked to the Yarn Topiaries yesterday). Thank you! Sharon

  7. says

    Trish-Congrats! Your post was picked by our Bowdabra Designers as one of their favorites from our Crafty Showcase this past week! You are being featured on our blog and shout outs on our Facebook page, twitter and pin on Pinterest! <
    Stop over and say hi! Don’t forget that Saturday-Thur noon our new Crafty Showcase will be running. Besides regular crafts we are also looking for new Birthday ideas!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  8. Peggy says

    Just stopping by to let you know I featured this project on my Christmas tree craft collection.
    Please grab a featured button from my side bar when you get a chance. Thanks


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